Google "growl filemaker"
Link #1 seems interesting...
Growl Integration with FileMaker August 12, 2010
Link #5 may be easier
FMGrowler November 15, 2011
Google "lion notifications filemaker"
if one of you is interested to add user notifications to your Filemaker solution, you can check the latest prerelease plugin from us.
We included more than 30 new functions to handle notifications:
Download 2.8pr8 here:
An example database is included.
Thanks for those replies - they all seem to do what I'm looking for, but I'm by no means a FMP expert, and I'm not sure how much the developers of my software have garden walled it to allow features like that in - I will point them towards it (as they're working on a new version) and hopefully get it underway.
They all looked good but involve too much programming that I'd need some real education on !
Growl and Notification Center
Since we are on the topic of Notification Center, we should probably talk about the popular OS X notification platform Growl. If you're interested in integrating your Growl alerts into Notification Center, this post is made for you.